Matthew 22 Devotional Commentary

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Matthew 22:9

Jesus was the King of the Jews and the promised Messiah Who had been specifically sent to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Although we are able to see tiny glimpses of the coming dispensation of grace during Christ's earthly ministry, where the Body of Christ (which is the Church) would bring forth the fruit of the gospel of God, Christ's pre-Cross ministry was in general directed towards His chosen people, Israel.

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Matthew 22:37

The Lord was asked a genuine question by one of the Pharisees: "Which is the greatest commandment in the Mosaic Law?" and Jesus answered by quoting 'the Shema': "Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one, Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength," substituting the word 'mind' for the word 'strength'.

Love for God and love for others we are told, is the read more...